Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 2/2014

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Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 2/2014
 
 
I, PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BAGGOLEY, delegate of the Minister for Health, under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act):
 
 
1.             DECLARE the Activity described in the Schedule to this declaration (the Activity) to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Act applies being satisfied in relation to the Activity that:
(i)            the organisation engaging in the Activity is authorised to do so by an educational institution that is also an association of health professionals; and
(ii)          it is in the public interest that Part VC of the Act applies to the Activity having regard to the criteria prescribed in regulations 23C to 23G (inclusive) of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.
 
 
 
Dated:                26th                     May 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professor Christopher Baggoley
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health
 

Contents
 
 
PART 1            PRELIMINARY   3
 
1           Name of Declaration  3
2.          Commencement 3
3.          Cessation  3
4.          Authority  3
5.          Schedule                                                                                                3
 
 
Schedule     4
 
Part 1        Preliminary
 
1.               Name of Declaration
 
This Declaration is the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 2/2014.
 
2.               Commencement
 
This Declaration commences the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
3.               Cessation
 
This Declaration will cease to be in force at the end of 5 years after the Declaration was signed.
 
4.               Authority
 
This Declaration is made under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
 
5.               Schedule
 
The Schedule to this Instrument describes the quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.  
 
Schedule   
 
Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 2/2014
 
 
1         Organisation engaging in activity:
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Education and Training Committee (ANZCA)
 
Title:
Reflective self audit on cases and procedures within the ANZCA Training Portfolio System
 
             Description:
 
This quality assurance activity relates to an on-line training portfolio system which records a trainee’s progress through the ANZCA training program.  The system allows trainees to log information on cases and procedures, and includes a reflective self audit component. Trainees are required to log their clinical experiences and are encouraged to record critical reflection on their clinical management and supervision and provide comments on the cases logged. Trainees are able to reflect on the clinical placement and quality of care and consider areas of practice that require further development or improvement. 
 
The objective of reflective self audit and logging cases and procedures is to improve the quality of patient care.  Recording and reflecting on procedures and patient outcomes allows review of a trainee’s clinical practice and supervision level, ensuring the best possible standard of practice and maintenance of clinical standards. Data will be used by the trainees and their supervisors as part of their ongoing performance evaluation to monitor how well trainees are managing their patients, how much supervision they require and to encourage reflection and ongoing learning.
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